| If you want to use the receivers you already have, go HiTec, JR is
| incompatible with Futaba RXs.
The Eclipse 7 allows you to pick your shift, so it can talk to both JR
and Futaba RXs. As far as I know, none of the JR or Futaba TXs have
| > Of the three Radio systems,HI Tech,Futaba,or JR. is one better than the
| > rest.
No. All make excellent radios. And Airtronics too.
Multiplex, now owned by Hitec, makes radios that are better :)
(and quite expensive, thanks to the crummy exchange rate.)
Hitec tends to make radios that are a little cheaper, and they tend to
be a little further back from the bleeding edge. If you don't need
the latest and greatest, Hitec is often the way to go, in particular
the Eclipse 7.
| > I have had more than my share of problems with Futaba.The latest problem
| > is wierd things happening like the throttle operates in reverse for no
| > reason.The problem seems to be in the Tx.
That is a very rare problem (unless you count having your TX
programmed incorrectly, of course.) It's also dangerous. You should
send that TX in.
Perhaps it's losing it's programming somehow?
If you do get a new TX, buy it used, not new -- people are selling 72
MHz gear to buy spread spectrum gear left and right, and so you'll
save a lot of money.
| > This my second Futaba system. I have had it for about ten months. The
| > other one had problems after about two years.
Odd. I've had many radios by many manufacturers, and the only ones
that have had problems have been two Hitec Eclipse 7s -- and one broke
when I fed it reversed power (my fault) and the other I don't know
what happened, but it was probably abused in the garage somehow.
Doug McLaren, firstname.lastname@example.org
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